Days Gone By: Photographer Peter Boulton captured life in Hadleigh in the 1940s
Towns and large villages were once self contained, with most trades available to get items made or repaired, writes David Kindred.
We now live in a throwaway world where it is often cheaper to buy new than to have a trader make a repair.
Hadleigh-based professional photographer Peter Boulton captured life in his home town in the 1940s, with pictures of a tailor, blacksmith, rope maker, sign writer and many more. Some working in local industries in the town.
Many of these trades have gone from smaller communities but, with Peter’s photographs, we can look back to a time when all sorts of services were within walking distance of people’s homes.
Do any of Peter’s photographs bring back memories for you?
Write to David Kindred, Days Gone By, Ipswich Star/EADT, Portman House, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RS or email him.